The breaking of my heart, in 4 minutes or less.
Intersectionality described in 4 minutes.
I’ve got chills!
I was so nervous the whole time.
(anyone know where we would find the transcript/if there is one?)
Tumblr, please spread this like WILDFIRE. This teenager has been wrongly suspected of being one of the Boston bombers. He’s scared for his family.
Please pass it on.
Signal boost or GTFO. NOW.
Junius Stinney was the youngest person in America to be executed on death row in 1944 at age 14. He was quickly accused by the (white police) of ‘killing’ two little (white girls) with lack of evidence. His conviction and sentencing opened and closed in one day. There were no witnesses called and there was no transcript of the trial details and black people were not allowed inside the courtroom during that time.
[I always repost this because i don’t want anyone to forget about him!]
I also want to indicate
that its generally upper class women and upper class white women (if you’re speaking in the context of a predominantly…
As a white woman my opinion doesn’t mean anything!?!?! So my color makes me irrelevant. If that’s not direct, not to mention aggressive racism I don’t know what is. Lovely. Thank you for that. I respect you and I respect your post and I think you are very articulate and make very valid arguments and points. I obviously read this post and commented on it therefore I think it was very intellectually challenging and an interesting topic. Feel free to just delete everything I said and re-circulate your original post and forget everything I wrote. It doesn’t matter.
now imagine if everything we deal with as white women was compounded by race as well. White feminism was willing to abandon WOC to get the vote in the US—check out all of white feminism’s favorite heroes. They were all racist. They were all willing to ignore WOC to further themselves.
White feminism is overflowing with sympathy for Madonna as a survivor of domestic abuse and sexual assault while married to Sean Penn—and white feminism throws Rihanna under the bus for not behaving in a way it deems proper. White feminism smiles indulgently when Lady Gaga appropriates and sexualizes the burqa and uses racial slurs in her songs and screams out in protest against Azealia Banks when she uses a heterosexist slur without bothering to rail against the man who was harassing her nonstop. White feminism pats Marina Diamandis and Lana Del Rey on the head for reclaiming the word “bitch” and trips over itself calling Beyonce ‘misogynist’ for saying “Bow down, bitches.” White feminism is up at arms against anyone calling Sandra Fluke, a white woman, a slut, and then bends over backwards to defend the Onion calling a 9-year-old Black girl a cunt.
Sit down and learn. Reverse racism is a myth and it’s shit like this—trying to take a WOC’s experience and insist that we have it just as bad as white women when we have designed our feminism to boost us up while putting WOC down—that proves just how little we know and just how much we need to shut up and listen for a change.
What this is talking about is not white feminists. Those are not feminists, they are bigots. And it disgusts me that people can be celebrated for being bigoted racists, but the true feminists are women who stand up for everyone, regardless of race, gender, or sexuality, and they should be recognized for that work regardless of their race. Because it is just as damaging to the feminist cause to sling mud at an entire group of people because several people who claim to support the same cause and have the same skin color are assholes. I don’t know when this whole “white women are terrible feminists” thing started on my dash, but its starting to bug me because it’s doing more harm than good in my opinion.
- yes: the point of this is that white feminists are really seriously fucking up, either by perpetuating white supremacy or by insisting on defending those who do
- white feminists need to recognize that if we don’t make an active effort to learn about and keep our white privilege in check we are fucking up even more
- nobody’s saying all white feminists are terrible; if you’re not terrible, it’s not directed at you
- when WOC are saying white feminists are perpetuating racist venom then said white feminists need to sit down and listen because this is not about us and we need to stop making it about us
- and if anyone honestly feels the need to defend white feminists who fuck up because “we’re not all that bad!” they’ve missed the point entirely.
Intersectionality described in 4 minutes.
Utterly brilliant. Just…goosebumps…
Damn. I don’t even have the words.
LGBT and Black oppression y’all….
This will take 4 minutes of your life and make you a better person
“No student of color should have to walk up to their bike and see this. I came to Oberlin for an education and I am getting this. There are a group of people on campus trying to put fear in our hearts. They are failing. Little do they know, they are sparking a revolution. They were bothered by a Black presence before? Well, they must not know. The movement has just started, Oberlin. ”
-Kara Mahon (Oberlin College student, class of 2015)
What’s going on at Oberlin College right now is crazy. Someone was spotted wearing a full KKK-style hood and robe just earlier today, walking around the school casually (apparently in a part of the campus heavily trafficked by POC, according to a friend of mine who went there), which prompted the administration to cancel classes. This is 2013, people, and both racism and white supremacy are alive and well.
“It is a pity the young Pi was not nominated There’s not much you can do. He’s an Indian actor and nobody knows him so he was easily overlooked.
With peer voting, people will vote for their friends or based on their impressions. He’s a newcomer and we often said he had never acted before—that’s a disadvantage to getting nominated. But I do think his performance was the purest performance.”"
Taiwanese director Ang Lee noting Hollywood’s tendency to overlook Asian actors to a Chinese radio station. Ang Lee was disappointed that Suraj Sharma was not nominated for Best Actor for his performance in The Life of Pi. Lee added that he felt Irfan Khan should have been nominated for Best Supporting Actor, and that Zhang Ziyi was not nominated either for Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, nor were any actors nominated for Slumdog Millionaire.
What’s a guy gotta do to get an Oscar? Here’s some trivia about Sharma’s work on the film, from FirstPost.com.
1. This kid is badass.
2. When white actors like Christian Bale and Leonardo DiCaprio do stuff like lose 20% of their body weight or cut themselves and keep acting everyone cheers uproariously.
3. It is weirdly dismissive when films about characters of color get nominated but their actors do not. Django Unchained, Life of Pi, Slumdog Millionaire, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, The Last Emperor, etc.
4. As FirstPost points out, a lot of the Oscar snubbed actors that people are talking about like Leonardo DiCaprio have plenty of other opportunities to star in other big movies. When is the next big project for an actor of South Asian descent coming up?
Melissa Harris Perry- The Politics of Black Hair
“It seems like you’re making a statement, even when you’re not making a statement.”
Really interesting segment, and something our white followers should watch and consider how different body standards are for women of color.
When Melissa Harris Perry chokes up, I choke up.
today, in one of my child development classes, our teacher broke us up into groups *dies internally* and instructed us to discuss the chapter. A girl, in another group, is laughing and making jokes. A white girl, in my group, is annoyed by this.
White Girl: Omg, do you hear that girl over there?
White Girl 2: Yeah, that loud woman?
White Girl: Yeah, that bitch is white but she talks like she’s black. lol
Me: Oh? How do Black People talk?
White Girl: You know…lol… that ghetto accent. lol
White Girl 2: I know she’s such a dumb bitch
Me: *stands up and leaves*
The teacher asked me why I left my group but did not find my reasoning “good enough” so I told her I would accept an F in participation.
(Photo Courtesy Diaz family)
Rodrigo Diaz, 22, was driving around with his girlfriend and two friends when he pulled into a driveway, thinking they had arrived at another friend’s house, his brother says. But instead he pulled into the driveway of Phillip Sailors, 69, who thought his home was being robbed, his lawyer says.
…… I can’t no more
Really. REALLY white ppl? REALLY?
- My ‘favourite’ line in the whole article:
Sailors’ lawyer says his client is a Vietnam veteran with no prior criminal history and thought he and his wife were about to be victims of a home invasion. “You have to understand this is a 69-year-old man who is a military veteran who has been honorably discharged,” Michael Puglise says. “He dedicated his life to community service, specifically the Christian Lay Ministry in Latin America.”
Well then. I guess he is gonna get off easy.
My head hurts.
“Basically, what happened is they were looking for one of my brother’s girlfriend’s friends,” says his brother David E. Diaz-Valencia, 23. “The guy came outside and my brother’s girlfriend said he was screaming, ‘Get off my property!’ and he shot into the air. My brother was backing out fast because he was scared and he rolled down the window to say he was sorry and he was not doing anything wrong. Then the guy shot him in his head.”
Wow. This is so disturbing. We can’t pull up in people’s driveways on accident anymore? They didn’t even get out the vehicle. Since when do headlights in your window equal robbery? You expect me to believe this man felt threatened? A vehicle backing up is CLEARLY not coming toward you… how did he perceive the car as coming toward him? He didn’t need to shoot him in his got damn head. You fired a warning shot, and they left, APOLOGIZING for something people do all the time, and that isn’t even a crime. He says this area has been plagued with gang activity, and that it’s not a racial crime, but yet if Rodrigo were blonde haired and blue eyed I bet this would not have happened.
But the only time to talk about gun control is when it’s in the hood, not when these nearly every day occurrences like this happen,right?
If he can’t tell the difference between forward and reverse, what the fuck is he doing with a gun?
serving your country does not give one just cause to go around shooting civilians in the head no matter where you come from.
Like, straight-up “let’s commit genocide”
And, while the Canadian media is anxiously waiting for someone in the Idle No More movement to commit an act of violence (any act of violence, c’mon guys throw us a bone or better yet, a rock), while Ezra “Tiny Hands” Levant is calling us terrorists, we’ve got people actually saying “let’s murder all the indians.”
and not a sniff.
i’ve never been more sure that i want to get out of this area than i am now
such gross attitudes from both whites AND natives that aren’t even being acknowledged as being wrong because literally almost everyone around here (i live in a tiny tiny white town that is minutes away from a native reserve AKA RECIPE FOR DISASTER) is really really racist and just agrees with the hate
i’m sad :(
I was waiting for the moment when some white person would insert themselves into this by declaring that “both sides” are somehow responsible.
So, look. Kid. I’m going to lay it out for you, nice and simple:
When one side is actively engaging in racism and openly advocating for genocide, what you are witnessing is backlash.
Backlash is what happens when the oppressed articulate their oppression, identify the authors of that oppression, and act against it. What Native people are doing is not racism. It might be bigoted. It might even be really vile.
But it ain’t racism.
The relationship that Canada has with Native people is structurally racist. The history of colonial enterprise in Canada is racist. The discourse Canadians maintain on the subject of indigeneity is racist.
A Native person who is mean to you for being white is not being racist.
And here we have white Canadians actively advocating for genocide and all you can think about is how you feel.
and this may just be a part of the problem.
All of that ^^ So many white people turn to how hard their lives have been as a perfectly just reason for calling for the mass arrests of Natives, for calling that they be scalped, or that they be killed.
Yes, lets imagine a world WITHOUT MUSLIMS, shall we?
Without Muslims you wouldn’t have:
Crank-shaft, internal combustion engine, valves, pistons
Architectural innovation (pointed arch -European Gothic cathedrals adopted this technique as it made the building much stronger, rose windows, dome buildings, round towers, etc.)
Treatment of Cowpox
3 course meal (soup, meat/fish, fruit/nuts)
Gardens used for beauty and meditation instead of for herbs and kitchen.
- Mariner’s Compass
- Soft drinks
- Plastic surgery
- Manufacturing of paper and cloth
It was a Muslim who realized that light ENTERS our eyes, unlike the Greeks who thought we EMITTED rays, and so invented a camera from this discovery.
It was a Muslim who first tried to FLY in 852, even though it is the Wright Brothers who have taken the credit.
It was a Muslim by the name of Jabir ibn Hayyan who was known as the founder of modern Chemistry. He transformed alchemy into chemistry. He invented: distillation, purification, oxidation, evaporation, and filtration. He also discovered sulfuric and nitric acid.
It is a Muslim, by the name of Al-Jazari who is known as the father of robotics.
It was a Muslim who was the architect for Henry V’s castle.
It was a Muslim who invented hollow needles to suck cataracts from eyes, a technique still used today.
It was a Muslim who actually discovered inoculation, not Jenner and Pasteur to treat cowpox. The West just brought it over from Turkey
It was Muslims who contributed much to mathematics like Algebra and Trigonometry, which was imported over to Europe 300 years later to Fibonnaci and the rest.
It was Muslims who discovered that the Earth was round 500 years before Galileo did.
The list goes on………..
Just imagine a world without Muslims. Now I think you probably meant, JUST IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT TERRORISTS. And then I would agree, the world would definitely be a better place without those pieces of filth. But to hold a whole group responsible for the actions of a few is ignorant and racist. No one would ever expect Christians or White people to be held responsible for the acts of Timothy McVeigh (Oklahoma bombing) or Andreas Brevik (Norway killing), or the gun man that shot Congresswoman Giffords in head, wounded 12 and killed 6 people, and rightly so because they had nothing to do with those incidents! Just like the rest of the 1.5 billion Muslims have nothing to do with this incident!
OMG YES. EVERYTHING ABOVE. YES YES YES. SO MUCH WIN. YES.
because it’s not any religion’s fault one become a criminal.